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Oran Kearney rages as Coleraine are blown away by impressive Dungannon Swifts

Dungannon Swifts 4 Coleraine 0

By Adrian Rutherford

Published 15/08/2016

Ryan Harpur scored a hat-trick for Dungannon
Ryan Harpur scored a hat-trick for Dungannon

Angry Oran Kearney claimed his side's four-goal hammering at Dungannon was the worst defeat in his five-year spell as Coleraine boss.

The Bannsiders were outclassed from first minute to last at Stangmore Park.

Ryan Harpur grabbed a hat-trick and Seanan Clucas also scored his first for his new club as the Swifts ran out emphatic winners.

Kearney said: "It's very disappointing and as bad as I've seen us.

"I said to them in there that in my five years as manager, I struggle to think of worse."

After their opening match against Portadown was called off, Coleraine started their season with a battling 1-1 draw at Linfield last Wednesday night.

But they were blown away by a dominant Dungannon in a one-sided game.

Harpur (pictured) scored the first when he deflected in Ally Teggart's header after just three minutes. The midfielder made it 2-0 with a close-range finish in the 26th minute.

Clucas effectively sealed the Swifts' first win of the campaign just past the half-hour, heading home a Teggart corner from .

Harpur completed his hat-trick in the 72nd minute, bundling the ball over the line after the goalkeeper had fumbled a shot.

Dungannon: Coleman, Burns, Hegarty, Armstrong, O'Rourke, Wilson (Fitzpatrick, 79 mins), Clucas, Harpur, Teggart (Lowe, 71 mins), Glackin, Mitchell (Lavery, 79 mins). Unused subs: Addis, Douglas

Coleraine: Johns, Mullan, Douglas, Ogilby, McCauley (McGonigle, 52 mins), McCafferty (Higgins, 63 mins), McLaughlin, Kee, Brown, Lyons, Twigg (Parkhill, 58 mins). Unused subs: Edgar, Morrow

Referee: Tim Marshall (Irvinestown)

Man of the match: Ryan Harpur

Match rating: 7/10

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